Make-up tips: Four red-hot lipstick looks for autumn/winter 2017

Collection Velvet Kiss Lip Cream in Mango, £2.99, available from Superdrug; and Burt's Bees Lipstick in Fuchsia Flood, £9.99, available from Burt's Bees

RED lippy may be a firm stone-cold classic in make-up- terms but it's also bang on trend this season, as the catwalks of London Fashion Week showed recently. Here are four fresh ways to wear lipstick, and the products you'll need to achieve this season's look.

1. Chalayan's cherry-lined lips

At Chalayan, the make-up muse was a "weird, club kid Geisha", Thomas de Kluyver explained at London Fashion Week. "Take the classics and make it more 2017." That meant lips that were patted with a fuchsia cream colour, working from the centre outwards, then lined with a cherry red liner that's smudged slightly, creating an ombre effect.

:: Get the look:

Burt's Bees Lipstick in Fuchsia Flood, £9.99

Nars Precision Lip Liner in Juan-les-Pins, £18


2. Topshop's ruby pout

Looking for an alternative to the matte red lip but don't want to go full-on gloss? At Topshop, the ruby shade was midway between the two. Forgoing liner in favour of an 'I-whacked-this-on-in-the-taxi' vibe, the juicy tone gives you a full, healthy-looking pout with minimal shine.

:: Get the look:

Hourglass Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick in I Desire, £28, John Lewis


3. Eudon Choi's powdered perfection

Inspired by the clothes in the collection, at Eudon Choi, a bright coral red was mixed and applied in varying intensities so that "individuality is respected and embraced", according to make-up maestro Adam de Cruz. Whether you want to try a delicate tangerine wash or a dense umber, the key to the perfect shine-free pout is to press a touch of coral blusher on top. In fact, whatever colour your lippie this season, adding a coordinating blusher on top will bring it bang up to date.

:: Get the look:

Collection Velvet Kiss Lip Cream in Mango, £2.99, Superdrug

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpt Blusher in Peach Passion, £30, John Lewis


4. Giambattista Valli's glossy girls

The most extreme expression of the glossy lips trend came at Preen, where the models were meant to look like they'd gone and snogged all their lippie off before they hit the catwalk. But at Giambattista Valli, the look was way more wearable. Contrasted with perfectly polished, dewy skin, a burgundy lip pencil was applied over the entire lips, followed by a smear of matte liquid lip colour and a generous dose of clear lip gloss, to give the shiniest finish possible.

:: Get the look:

MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy, £13

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in High Drama, £17.50

MAC Lipglass Clear, £15

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 to get full access